Category Archives: 2011

Ten Years After the Financial Crash by Rudolf Hickel, 2018 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/02/437144.shtml US economic statistics are dubious since financial markets are based on financial products and money out of nothing. Tax havens, micro-second betting, stock buybacks, and corruption through lobbying are market-distorting and cause revenue shortfalls. Capitalism contains crisis as rain clouds contain rain (Jean Jaures). Capitalism is rife with contradictions where CEOs are stylized “job creators” and workers are degraded as “cost factors.” Capitalism creates false needs, false values, and false consciousness while commodifying all life and reducing our partner nature to an external, free good or sink (cf. Herbert Marcuse). Markets and competition are fetishes. Neoliberalism is an ideology and indoctrination where private wealth is everything and public good is nothing.

The system that made fearmongers and con-men like Cheney, Paul Ryan, and Donald Trump rich is a system of false needs, false values, and false consciousness. Socialism for the super-rich and rugged individualism for the majority!The bull-headed is mistaken for … Continue reading

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Against Social Darwinism

Against Social Darwinismby Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker, 1999http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/01/437129.shtml“The conquest of Africa and large parts of Asia was not morally justified by anything. Only peace is morally justified.  Today social Darwinism appears in the guise of Anglo-Saxon capitalism.”

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The Populist Makers and Dangerous Optimism

The Populist Makers and Dangerous Optimism by Serge Halimi, Pierre Rimbert, and Elmar Altvaterhttp://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/01/437126.shtmlThe people vote and capital decides. Another capitalism appears that is marked by an anti-liberal and intolerant culture. The goal of the new capitalists is the same … Continue reading

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The Attack of Corporations and the Rich on the Rest of Society by Heinz Steinert and Davut Col http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/01/437098.shtml

We are living in one of the richest societies in the world. Inconceivable sums were given out without hesitation when the banks were bailed out from bankruptcy. This rich society is merciless and bureaucratic and has become envious, ruthless and … Continue reading

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Markets as a Fetish, Globalization for the Many, and Dissent Management by Joachim Hirsch, Rainer Mausfeld, and Werner Raza http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/01/437066.shtml Rainer Mausfeld explains how emancipative needs for change are neutralized. Democratic societies are only acceptable to the centers of power … Continue reading

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The Social State is the Future

The social state is the future and isn’t “Bolshevism”! The state should fulfill the public interest and fight poverty. Trickle-down neoliberal economic theory is rife with lies and myths and leads to exploding inequality and precarious labor. Around 1980, wages … Continue reading

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Five Things the Shutdown Shows Us About 2019 https://truthout.org/articles/five-things-the-shutdown-shows-us-about-2019/ Number One: Trump Will Be Even More Off the Rails It can’t be stated often enough: The most powerful office in the world is occupied by a myopic egomaniac.

“What is The American Left?”by Norman Birnbaumhttp://www.nachdenkseiten.de/upload/pdf/141024_birnbaum_what_is_the_american_left-final.pdf

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Taxes – The Great Bluff

by Nico Beckert and zebralogs http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/01/437046.shtml

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Don the con is a moron and a phony, the pathological narcissist is a pathological paranoia, a clear and present danger – who should go to his room It’s not too late to be a Canadian hockey fan!!nhl.com broadcasts 7 … Continue reading

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Capitalism means Crisis and Trade War by Elmar Altvater and Christian Schroeppel https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/02/18820058.php `Capitalism contains crisis as rainclouds contain rain, said Jean Jaures, a 19th-century French socialist. Big Pharma, Big Wall Street, and Big Military Complex have armies of lobbyists. … Continue reading

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